Saracens will travel to Leinster in the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup after thrashing Northampton Saints 62-14 in a performance director of rugby Mark McCall hailed as outstanding.

The North London side scored seven tries against the Saints to take their overall points tally to 174 against Northampton in three games this season.

It meant Saracens ended their Pool 2 campaign on 18 points, which proved to be enough after Wasps beat Ulster to leave both sides on 17 points.

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The reigning European champions lost twice to Clermont Auvergne in December but drew with Ospreys and stuffed Saints to earn their spot in the knockout stages.

“I think that performance was the culmination of a brave six weeks, I’m incredibly proud of the players and staff for the positive six weeks that we’ve had,” said McCall.

“We’ve had some really tough fixtures in that period, going away four times to Clermont, Leicester, Wasps and Ospreys and to play the way we did in a pressured situation was outstanding, it shows us what we’re capable of.

“On our day we’re capable of performances like that and when we play like that we’re very difficult to play against and very difficult to beat.”

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Sione Vailanu scored a try on his debut while Alex Goode marked his 250th appearance in a Saracens shirt also by getting on the scoresheet.

Mako Vunipola, Marcelo Bosch, Vincent Koch and Sean Maitland also all scored tries as Saracens ran riot at Allianz Park and McCall says his side won’t fear going to Dublin.

“Our players won’t hold any fears should they have to go away from home,” he said.

“We proved that against Wasps two weeks ago and Welford Road four weeks ago, in the past we’ve gone to Ulster & Racing 92 and won so we’re just thrilled to stay in the competition.”